There was a lot of speculation after Microsoft announced its intent to acquire Activision Blizzard that the company's future games would be made exclusive to Xbox, but Microsoft's messaging is suggesting quite the opposite so far.
Yesterday, it was confirmed the plan was to continue making Activision Blizzard games available on PlayStation "beyond the existing agreement and into the future", with the intent for Nintendo to hopefully get similar treatment.
And speaking in a CNBC interview, Microsoft President Brad Smith even went one step further, telling the news outlet that the company wanted to put Call of Duty on Nintendo Switch, along with other Activision Blizzard franchises:
"One of the things we’re being very clear about as we move forward with the regulatory review of this acquisition is that great titles like Call of Duty from Activision Blizzard today, will continue to be available on the Sony PlayStation.
We’d like to bring it to Nintendo devices. We’d like to bring the other popular titles that Activision has, and ensure that they continue to be available on PlayStation, [and] that they become available on Nintendo."
Smith went on to use the 2014 acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang Studios as "a clear indicator" of what Microsoft hopes to achieve with the Activision Blizzard acquisition — "namely, invest even more in innovation, bring it to more people, bring it to more platforms, make it even more useful and hopefully delightful for the people who use it."
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